Are your students working on their first research/writing project? If so, this is a great tool to help organize information about an animal of their choice. Students can use a variety of resources including the Internet, books, magazines, or even a field trip to the zoo to help them complete this graphic organizer. This is a great way to teach the writing process and fits right into to the pre-writing step. My own students have used this for a few years and really enjoyed finding out new information about their favorite animals and writing it into this organizer. Have fun!